by Brian Finley & Ken Tizzard
Donna Bennett, soprano; Westben Festival Youth & Teen Choruses; Ken Tizzard, guitars & MIDI suite; Brian Finley, piano & director
Westben welcomes Christmas with a new, semi-staged production of one of its very favourite pieces. The intertwining stories of a poor, forgotten little girl and the birth of a young, fragile baby boy set the tone for a heart warming, semi-staged concert for the whole family. Combining the Christmas choruses of Handel's masterpiece Messiah with an original musical setting of one of the most poignant of all Chirstmas stories, Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, Brian Finley and Ken Tizzard have created a fascinating and moving presentation that mixes classical and original musical worlds. The music is supplied by Donna Bennett, Brian Finley, Ken Tizzard and the 80 voices of Westben's combined Choruses.
Tickets: Adult $25/ Student $15/ Youth $5
NOTE: The Barn is not heated so please dress warmly for The Barn performances.
Every home should be full of wonderful music and good friends at Christmas. Ours will be! Westben invites you to the fascinating and friendly home of Milton Jewell just outside of Campbellford where three of Canada's favourite sopranos will be sharing highlights from their new Christmas CD, Christmas at Casa Diva! Having performed with orchestras and opera companies across Canada and in parts of the US, Virginia Hatfield, Joni Henson and Megan Latham are our special guest Divas. Experience these exciting artists up close in a spine-tingling, intimate performance of festive favourites! Complete with tasty treats and refreshments, it will be an unforgettable festive fundraiser all in support of Westben.
$50 per person
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